- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
!!!!! the short version…i checked my etsy account this morning and had a message that my ring was done with a link to the custom order listing! here she is!
do any of you have RHRs that you treasure, or one that you want? show her off!
the long version (if you care to read it)…i thought the design process was kind of neat, so i figured i’d include a a long version, lol. (sit back for a story complete with pictures!)
so i’ve been absolutely smitten by the custom rose gold and tourmaline e-ring belonging to another bee (hermia) ever since i first saw it, and when she posted pictures of it a few months ago i asked her who made it for her. shortly after that, i contacted the artisan on etsy (daniel M jewelry) and started designing an aquamarine RHR. i’d decided a while ago that i wanted an aqua for my right hand, since i wear my wedding band that Darling Husband1 gave me there and aquamarine is our son’s birthstone. i wanted to be able to wear it alone or stacked with the wedding band, so strong enough to stand on it’s own, but simple enough to sit with a patterned wedding band as well. i contacted them early in november about finding an asscher aqua and using a rose gold trellis setting similar hermia’s, but minus the side stones and with slightly different detailing. (my wedding band is white gold, but i like the look of white and rose gold together.)
first we had to find a stone. this took a couple of weeks. their supplier didn’t have any asschers, but offered to recut a cushion aqua that was the right size. very pretty stone…i almost didn’t want to recut it, but i really had my heart set on an asscher.
after the stone was recut in early december, they started working on the setting in CAD. they sent me some CAD renderings to tweak a week or so before christmas. since i’d mentioned hermia’s ring as inspiration, they started with something similar to hers.
i decided to eliminate the cuffs, and the jeweler suggested adding a groove around the shank so that it would look more natural where the prongs divided. cue another round of CAD renderings just in time for the new year…
perfect! (i just love a design that’s elegant in its simplicity like that!) so they sent it to casting and said they’d have it back and finished in a couple of weeks. this morning, the listing was waiting for me.
the design process was a bit long, but being the holidays i’m not surprised, and any custom design takes time i guess. i can’t wait to see her in person!!!